Read Yellow Radios Burn Faster

Somewhere along the lines of touring with the likes of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, the Dillinger Escape Plan and Thursday, Boston/New York’s Read Yellow has mastered an intense rock sound that is too muscular for garage and too melodic for hardcore. They seemed to have taken notes from older bands like Hüsker Dü, Rites Of Spring and Jawbox, as they fuse elements from each one in their electrifying noise. Like Trail Of Dead’s Madonna, Radios Burn Faster is fierce and violent indie rock that finds most songs ending in a flurry of absolute chaos. They do enjoy switching up the pace from time to time too. "Modern Phobias” kicks off heavily with a riff right out of Kerry King’s tab book, while the poppy "Fashion Fatale” reaches the other end of the spectrum, recalling the early ambitions of Superchunk and the cockiness of Danko Jones. "A Love Supreme” though is the most interesting track on the album, using the Coltrane classic as inspiration for a sluggish yet powerful finale. (Fenway)